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RE: Secure Connections

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: Secure Connections
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 12:13:55 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 09:35:19 (-0500), Thornley, David wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: Secure Connections
> I felt very uncomfortable in doing that, since it leaves the unix
> passwords hanging out in the open, albeit in encrypted form.  I
> simply assigned a standard CVS password and told people to use that.
> I have no qualms about leaving CVS insecure, because I figure CVS
> is insecure, and there are other ways to limit access.

You should only use SSH then.

> BTW, I've run into an inconvenience.  In the process of checking over
> one another's code, we're constantly using CVS in other people's
> directories (primarily "cvs diff").  Is there a way to avoid having
> to "cvs login" in every new account accessed, since the trees in
> different people's accounts have different CVS/Roots now?

I don't think it would be a problem if you were using SSH and RSAHost
authentication (i.e. ~/.shosts or ~/.rhosts).

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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